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The Resource Angels & monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900, Richard Somerset-Ward

Angels & monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900, Richard Somerset-Ward

Label
Angels & monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900
Title
Angels & monsters
Title remainder
male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900
Statement of responsibility
Richard Somerset-Ward
Title variation
Angels and monsters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "During its first two centuries, opera was dominated by sopranos. There were male sopranos, or castrati, whose supercharged voices (female vocal cords powered by male lungs) were capable of feats of vocalism that are hard to imagine today. And there were female sopranos, or prime donne, whose long battle for social acceptance and top billing was crowned in the early nineteenth century when the castrati disappeared from the opera stage and left them supreme."
  • "Whether they were male or female, these singers wre amazing vertuosi, perhaps the greatest singers there have ever been - "angels." Unfortunately, some of them (and often the most famous) were also capable of behaving extremely badly, both on and off stage - "monsters." This book tells their colorful stories."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Somerset-Ward, Richard
Dewey number
782.1/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1700
LC item number
.S69 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Opera
  • Sopranos (Singers)
Label
Angels & monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900, Richard Somerset-Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caccini's pupils -- Getting away with murder: the prima donna comes of age -- Porpora's pupils -- The castrato ascendancy -- Après Gluck and the time of Mozart -- Prime donne assolute -- The world's showcase : Paris 1800-1871 -- Dramatic singing : the Verdian soprano -- Heroic singing : the Wagnerian soprano -- Marchesi's pupils
Control code
53045169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780300099683
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Angels & monsters : male and female sopranos in the story of opera, 1600-1900, Richard Somerset-Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-310) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caccini's pupils -- Getting away with murder: the prima donna comes of age -- Porpora's pupils -- The castrato ascendancy -- Après Gluck and the time of Mozart -- Prime donne assolute -- The world's showcase : Paris 1800-1871 -- Dramatic singing : the Verdian soprano -- Heroic singing : the Wagnerian soprano -- Marchesi's pupils
Control code
53045169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780300099683
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003020227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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